Stock market continues to fall for 4th day; Sensex down over 617 points

Mumbai, May 30 (UNI): Investors’ anxiety ahead of next week’s election results and escalating tensions in West Asia took its toll on the stock market, which fell for the fourth consecutive day amidst profit booking and nervousness as the 30-share BSE Sensex plunged 617.30 points to close at 73,885.60.

Most heavyweights, including Reliance Industries (RIL), TCS, L&T, and others, ended in the red zone, while banking stocks were in demand throughout the day.


The NSE Index, or Nifty, also fell below the 22,500 mark and closed 216 points down at 22488.65 from the previous close.

Foreign Institutional Investors (FIIs) continue to sell in the cash segment, as they sold equities worth Rs 5,842 crore in the last trading session, according to data available. At the same time, the domestic institutional investors bought to the tune of Rs 5,234 crore.

Market experts are also cautioning small investors ahead of the election results, as large-scale profit booking and heightened volatility in the coming sessions may drag the market down further.

Major losers in today’s session (Nifty) were RIL by 1.11% at Rs 2849.70, TCS down 1.78% at Rs 3736.10, Infy down 1.62% at Rs 1427.45, and Bajaj Finance down 2.80% at Rs 6616.45, among others.

Major gainers were HDFC Bank, up 0.43% at Rs 1514.85, and ICICI Bank, up 1.06% at Rs 1113.70. Other banking shares and Airtel ended in the green.

Earlier during the day, the BSE Sensex touched the day’s high of 74493.55 and the day’s low of 73668.73 before settling at 73885.60, down more than 617 points. Similarly, the NSE Nifty also saw a high of 22705 and a low of 22417 during intra-day trading.

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